Regarding the power of charismatic suggestion, I wonder how many readers here have the experience of making a girl go weak in the knees with a look? How many have experienced the ability to look at a girl in the eyes and making her world melt away?
Mesmer was no fool. Stage hypnotists know some tricks. But much more subtle than that, if you develop your awareness, especially kinesthetic awareness, you can develop a synesthesia of the senses that allows you to feel as if you are reaching right into another being – and the other person will respond. The very subtle cues we give off can truly be a force of will that affects people. You don’t have to take my word for it – there is lots of documented research, and mountains of anectodal evidence, as well as many different schools of teachings. For kinesthetic awareness go to the daoists or chi-kung practitioners. For verbal influence study NLP and basic hypnotic suggestion.
But back to the poll – who here has experience of making a girl go weak in the knees with a deliberate type of stare?